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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Millburn Recreation Ice Skating Safety & Rules

Millburn Resident skating on temporary ice rink in Taylor Park

Cold weather has arrived and we hope to have enough ice thickness to skate on the temporary Rink inside the Taylor Park tennis courts and on the Taylor Park Pond.

If the ice is thick enough for skating, a green flag will be displayed.  If the ice is not safe, a red flag will be displayed.  The flag for the POND ice is on the front of the Bauer Community Center building. The flag for the RINK ice is on the tennis court fence.  When ice skating on the pond, only skate inside the yellow ropes and not past them as areas beyond the rope are dangerous and unsafe.  Skating is at your own risk as the areas are not always supervised.

You can also go to twp.millburn.nj.us/recinfo to see if the Rink or Pond are open for skating (if highlighted in green = open; if highlighted in red = closed) or call (973) 564–7096.

If you have tested positive for Covid, currently have any Covid symptoms or if you are currently isolating/quarantining, please stay home.

Face coverings are recommended at all times and social distancing is recommended unless skating with a family member.

Children 8 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

Rink Capacity:  (30) for open skating and (15) for hockey – First come, first serve.  If you are waiting in line you must social distance and wear a face covering.   The Recreation Dept. reserves the right to reduce capacity or close rink if necessary.

Rink Schedule  (Rink has temporary lighting)

  • Weekends
    • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Hockey
    • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open Skating
    • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Hockey
    • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Open Skating
  • Weekdays
    • 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Open Skating
    • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Hockey
    • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Open Skating

If people are waiting in line to get on Rink, at 15 minutes before each hour, skaters on the ice must vacate the Rink area to let a new set of people on Rink.  Thus skaters will have at least a 45 minute session on the Rink.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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